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  • Digi-Key to Distribute Excelitas Products Online

Photonics.com
Apr 2016
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., April 26, 2016 — Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics will distribute over 100 select products from Excelitas Technologies Corp.’s portfolio of illumination, optoelectronic, and sensor and detection products worldwide through Digi-Key’s global websites.


An Excelitas photodiode array. Courtesy of Excelitas.

Excelitas’ technology is designed for applications including medical, safety and security, industrial, environmental, and aerospace and defense, among others.

Excelitas delivers photonic technologies for the lighting, detection and optical technology applications. Digi-Key is a global full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components.



GLOSSARY
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
optoelectronics
A sub-field of photonics that pertains to an electronic device that responds to optical power, emits or modifies optical radiation, or utilizes optical radiation for its internal operation. Any device that functions as an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical transducer. Electro-optic often is used erroneously as a synonym.
light source
The generic term applied to all sources of visible radiation from burning matter to ionized vapors and lasers, regardless of the degree of excitation.
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